By Malik Forté
Blizzard is continuing the acceleration of their console initiative by bringing Diablo III and its new expansion, Reaper Of Souls, to the PS4 later this year. We had the opportunity to sit down with Julia Humphreys and Matthew Berger of Blizzard to get the inside scoop on the Ultimate Evil Edition and the different features that were implemented to tailor the Diablo III experience to PS4 players.
Much like the PS3 version of Diablo III, player movement is controlled using the analog sticks, and the point and click elements of the game have been omitted. Players can evade via dive roll by using the right analog stick, and overall directional movement is controlled with the left analog. Spells can be conjured using the face and trigger buttons and are directed where the player is facing. The controls on the PS4 version were quick, and felt even more responsive than that of the PS3 version, a testament to the benefit of the game being ported to a next-gen platform.
One thing that Humphreys and Berger emphasized was the addition of local multiplayer capability: The ability for gamers to sit in the same room and play a …read more